Tag Archives: Cindy Strandvold

Congratulations to Cindy’s Parents!

Cindy left me home alone this weekend. She was quite firm that I couldn’t stow away on this trip. It had something to do with the fact that her parents have been married for 50 years and that she and … Continue reading

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MMGM: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

I’ve been in a quandary over what to say about this week’s Operation Story Share, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly. Here’s the inside cover copy: The summer of 1899 is hot in Calpurnia’s sleepy Texas town, and … Continue reading

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Flash’s Guide to Using the Zero Draft

Are you a plotter or a pantser? In case you don’t know, those are the technical terms for writers who carefully outline their stories before they begin, and those who write by the seat of their pants. Around here, we’re … Continue reading

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MMGM: Half Upon a Time

There’s plenty of action in this week’s Operation Story Share to keep you turning the pages. Not to mention all the crazy fairy tale characters that kept my whiskers twitching with amusement. I’m talking about Half Upon a Time by … Continue reading

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Wonderful Wacky Words

Being a Professional Mews, my ears perk up whenever I hear a new word. Not long ago, I learned that defenestration means to throw a person or thing out the window. And this past weekend, I was able to learn … Continue reading

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